Covid Crisis Shifts Hedge Fund Flows Negative

Investment consulting and financial advisory firm, eVestment, released its Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report for Q1, which draws parallels between today’s COVID-19 crisis and the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008. Overall, the report finds that although there are similarities, early indications are that the hedge fund industry is weathering the current storm better […]
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Amundi, CACEIS Create Buy Side Outsourcing Solution

Asset management firm Amundi and asset servicing firm CACEIS are launching a new service for institutional investors and asset managers, that brings together Amundi Services’ front office ALTO platform, and CACEIS’ middle office and back office services. The new offering provides institutional investors and asset managers with an outsourcing solution that touts market coverage across […]
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Currency Traders Boost CTA Index, but Crypto Lets the Air Out

The Currency Traders Index was the best performing sub-index in the Barclay CTA Index for the second month in a row, but unlike in February when the Cryptocurrency Traders Index also went well, March was a nightmare, it being one of only two to see negatives returns The overall Barclay CTA Index was +2.04% in […]
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BestX Unveils Fill Position Metrics

BestX has rolled out its Q1 technology release, included in which is a new fill position metric for FX traders, a product that the firm believes adds another valuable dimension to analysing the performance of algos. To compute the metric, BestX takes tick data during the execution window and then compares that to the prices […]
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GFXC Issues Statement on Market Conditions

With increased focus on the impending quarter end WM Fix, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee has issued a statement reminding market participants of their responsibilities in what is likely to be a challenging market environment. In the statement the GFXC says given the intense volatility seen in global financial markets this month, it is possible […]
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Currency, Crypto, Managers Outperform in February

Data from BarclayHedge shows that while CTAs generally returned -0.31% in February, currency and crypto managers were the strongest performers, achieving positive results. The BarclayHedge Currency Traders Index was up 2.2% in February with 85% of funds reporting results, this means the Index is up 3.45% for the first two months of 2020, the second […]
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CFTC Extends Relief for UMR

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert today released a statement outlining the commission’s unanimous vote last night to finalise a one-year extension of the initial margin compliance deadline for market participants with the smallest uncleared swaps portfolios. “I am committed to ensuring that initial margin remains a core risk-mitigating component of the global […]
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Refinitiv Acquisition in Wealth Management Space

Refinitiv today announced the acquisition of Scivantage, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for the wealth management space. Refinitiv says the acquisition will help it create next-generation digital wealth management solutions, providing clients with the data, technology and insight needed to empower better decisions and user engagement. Scivantage’s primary solutions include digital wealth management offering Wealthsqope, […]
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Duet Adds LiquidityBook for Buy Side

LiquidityBook today announced that Duet Group, a global investment holding company, has implemented the SaaS-based LBX Buy Side as its POEMS (portfolio, order and execution management system). LiquidityBook’s platform provides a range of order, execution and portfolio management capabilities, including real-time performance, full historical P&L, risk management, compliance and reporting. The cloud-based technology can be […]
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FCA Publishes “Dear CEO” Letter to Asset Managers

UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has published a “Dear CEO” letter to asset management firms, urging them to prepare for the end of Libor “now”. In the letter from Nick Miller, head of asset management supervision at the FCA, it stresses that UK authorities have been clear that the intention is that Libor […]
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